IF YOU’VE EVER heard someone say, “That’s my MO,” they’re referring to the Latin term modus operandi, which means “way of operating.” They are essentially saying, “That’s the way I do things” or “That’s how I operate.”
God has a mode of operation. His MO is to speak something and it comes to pass. When God said, “Let there be light”(Gen. 1:3), light showed up. Mankind was meant to replicate God’s way of operating on the earth.
GENESIS 1:26 (NKJV)
26 Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion . . . over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ ”
Humans are the only creatures created in God’s image. It’s what makes us unique. Like God, we are authoritative speaking spirits.
Although we are not God, we look like Him and are like Him. Therefore, we should act like Him. That means we, too, should see results whenever we speak words of faith.
“Although we are not God, we LOOK like Him, we are like Him, and therefore, we should ACT like Him.”
YOU MUST SAY SOMETHING
God has done the hard part. We’ve assumed that we are to speak things into existence. But everything we need is already in the unseen realm waiting to manifest.
The logos (Word) brought everything into existence (John 1:3). And in Hebrews 11:3 we see that the worlds were framed (arranged and ordered) by the rhema (spoken Word) of God. The word rhema means “utterance or thing said.”
Rhema must be placed on what logos has brought forth. We simply have to speak order to what exists in the unseen. In other words, for the invisible to become visible in our lives, we have to say something. Our Heavenly Father spoke and created the universe. We have the ability to speak order to our world, our lives, and our families.
A NEW LINGO
The tongue is a powerful instrument. According to Proverbs 18:21, two major things are in the power of the tongue—death and life.
James 3:6 says our tongues can set on fire the course of nature. They can introduce the very nature of hell and evil! That’s why it’s of utmost importance for us to take our tongues captive and speak only words that agree with God’s Word.
In fact, our language should have changed when we were born again. Romans 10:6 (NKJV) says, “The righteousness of faith speaks in this way.” The Apostle Paul was saying that those of us who are righteous by way of faith—not by the working of the law—are to speak in a particular manner.
Now that we are the righteousness of God, we have a Kingdom dialect. Instead of saying things such as “I hope God can,” we say, “I know God will.” Hope is a good place to start, but we don’t want to stay in hope. It’s faith that changes things.
GET THE DOUBT OUT
Jesus said if we speak to our mountains, they will move. He said we will have whatever we say if we don’t doubt. (See Mark 11:23–24.) Doubt is dangerous. It’s the only thing that will prevent mountains—obstacles in our lives—from moving. When we speak to our mountains, they must move if there is no uncertainty in our hearts.
I believe part of the reason some believers don’t see results is, they don’t really believe. What you
believe in your heart is key. You can’t get results saying something just because someone told you to say it. You have to really believe what you say.
God doesn’t wonder if what He says will come to pass. He’s never uncertain when He speaks. And He intends for us to follow that model. God has given us dominion, Jesus’ authority, and the Holy Spirit’s ability. When we speak words of faith, we’re not to wonder or hope. We’re to know that what we say will come to pass. Why? Because that’s how we’re meant to operate.
Frederick K. Price Jr.
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